CNN Host Clashes with 'Squad' Democrat Over Hamas

By Mike Fishmore | May 2, 2024

Sexual violence

CNN anchor Dana Bash and "Squad" member Rep. Pramila Jayapal engaged in a heated debate regarding the failure of many to publicly denounce Hamas for employing sexual violence against Israeli women in their assaults on October 7th.

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via Fox News

"I want to ask you about sexual violence, and it’s kind of remarkable that this issue hasn’t gotten enough attention, globally. Widespread use of rape, brutal rape, sexual violence against Israeli women by Hamas. I’ve seen a lot of progressive women, generally speaking, they’re quick to defend women’s rights and to speak out against using rape as a weapon of war, but downright silent on what we saw on October 7. And what might be happening inside Gaza right now to these hostages. Why is that?" Bash asked. 

Criticized Hamas

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The Democratic member of the "Squad" disputed the assertion and stated that she had previously criticized Hamas for their actions towards women, swiftly redirecting the discussion back to the topic of Israel.